June 21st, 2009

25 Lap Omni Source Sprint Car A Main
1. 29 Cole Whitt
2. 53 Jon Stanbrough
3. 11 Levi Jones
4. 10e Shane Cottle
5. 10h Shane Hmiel
6. 71 Damion Gardner
7. 30 Chad Boat
8. 12d Dave Darland
9. 57 Thomas Meseraull
10. 14  Coleman Gulick
11. 66j Josh Spencer
12. 12g Chris Gurley
13. 27a Andrew Elson
14. 5h Patrick Haynes
15. 6m Nate Lauderbaugh
16. 16p Billy Puterbaugh
17. 58 Jamie Fredrickson
18. 17f Nic Faas
19. 16d Randy Donelson
20. 9t Kevin Thomas, Jr.
21. 2 Hunter Schuerenberg
DNS 10f Blake Fitzpatrick
DNS 21x Terry Babb
DNS 9h Logan Hupp

25 Lap Rent-A-Center UMP Street Stock A Main
1. 8 David Hurst
2. Z Jesse Simmons
3. 11h Ryan Hines
4. 2 Brandon Roundtree
5. 9 Glen Gamblin
6. 1t Ervin Turner
7. 56 Tony Bowman
8. 71 Dennis Freeland
9. 55 Nathan Baxter
10. 66 Brad Battering
11. 311 Bryan Fiscus
12. 6j Jeremy Helton
13. 3n Kaleb Nutter
14. 1n Jimmy Nutter
15. 171 Travis Davis
16. 89b Bobby Burton
DNS 11w Thurman Wines
DNS 5 Brent Osborn
DNS 14m Kevin Mullin
DNS 12 Jesse Dixon

15 Lap UMP Thunder Car A Main
1. 26 Jason Larrison
2. 11d Allen Davis
3. 44 Dave Fritz
4. 13 Daphnie Paul
5. 75 Marvin Uitts
6. 55m John McMahan
7. 68 Bill Cox
8. 0 Chris Clark
9. 17m Josh Martin
10. 83 Ray Molder
11. 12c Steve Clark
12. 6 Junior Williams
13. 5j Mike Glassburn
14. 42 Rick Sanders
15. 95 Jeremy Van Ness
16. 215 Gerald Armfield
17. 21s Bryar Schroeter
18. 9L Raymond Lewis
19. 14 Kris Workman
20. 23c Brad Clark
21. 79h Brian Heath
DNS 77 Chris Roberts
DNS 88 Chris Hunter
DNS 92z Chanteal Zimmerman

Hurst Scores Shootout Win
Whitt, Larrison also victorious

By Derek Fisher

David Hurst was crowned the winner of the 25-lap Rent-A-Center Street Stock Shootout at the Kokomo Speedway on Sunday night.

Hurst, who had already claimed three A-main victories in the division coming into the program, started from the pole of the event and was never challenged in building nearly a half-lap advantage at the checkers.

Behind him, a fierce battle for second raged for the bulk of the race between Jesse Simmons, Brandon Roundtree, Ervin Turner, Thurman Wines and Glen Gamblin. Running in close proximity, the quartet exchanged spots numerous times in the final 10 circuits.

“It seems like when we’re running for a little more money, that’s when this whole group steps it up,” said Hurst

from the All-Star Performance / Lowe’s Racing Engines / Crume-Evans Insurance victory lane.Simmons, Wines, Roundtree and Gamblin followed Hurst to the line. Turner was the odd man out in sixth.

Cole Whitt, like Hurst, took home his fourth A feature win of 2009 on Sunday. The Alpine, California native blasted through his familiar bottom and middle grooves, snared the lead from Levi Jones at the midway point and went on to win the 25-lap OmniSource sprint car feature.

Whitt, the night’s quickest qualifier at 13.177 seconds, started from the sixth position and found his way into fifth by the second circuit. On the restart after a lap three tumble by Hunter Schuerenberg, Whitt snuck underneath Jon Stanbrough and Shane Hmiel to claim third behind Jones and Nic Faas.

After disposing of Faas on the seventh lap, Whitt began a steady pursuit of the rim-riding Jones. Using a great run coming off the bottom of turn two on lap 13, Whitt nosed ahead of the two-time USAC sprint car champion at the flagstand to lead the circuit.

After that, it was all Whitt.

“That was fun,” Whitt said post-race. “My mom, my dad and I run this team on our own, and Chuck Gurney, Jr. really helps out with setting the car up. I love coming out here and putting on a show for the fans.”

Whitt was followed by Stanbrough, Jones, Shane Cottle and Hmiel.

Jason Larrison won the U.M.P. modified event following a race-long duel with Jeremy Van Ness.

Van Ness jumped to the lead from outside the front row early in the event with Larrison in tow. After a lap 10 red flag period, Larrison jumped on an opportunity provided by a Van Ness bobble in turn two to snag the lead and dominated the remaining five laps.

The win was Larrison’s third of the year at the local oval. Allen Davis, Dave Fritz, Van Ness and Marvin Uitts completed the top five.